Review

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Plow’s exceptional nosh makes up for unoriginal premise

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It’s a Monday, around 11 a.m., and most restaurants in San Francisco are getting those few stragglers who decided to skip work or school for an extended breakfast. But at Plow, the S.F. brunch institution on Potrero Hill, those stragglers are not few in number, but rather, crowd the street curbs and wooden planter boxes […]

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A walk down memory lane: Things to do before you say goodbye

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 TrainTown, Sonoma Who doesn’t love a good choo-choo? Although you may exceed the height limit, take a ride down to the town of trains and relive your glory days, when Thomas the Tank Engine still ruled the airways. “All aboard!”  Your Town’s Park From the swings to the slide to the spider-web net, parks are […]

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Chart-topping Chainsmokers album proves unmemorable

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The recently released debut album of the Chainsmokers, “Memories…Do Not Open,” wasn’t particularly memorable, but that hasn’t stopped the album from already hitting number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts after being released for one month. The 12-song album by the EDM-pop duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall rewards dedicated fans with their […]

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Summer of Love exhibit amuses with vibrant relics

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Tie-dye, protests, hippies and LSD: those might be some of the first things that come to mind when you think of the Summer of Love. Based in the San Francisco area, specifically the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood, the Summer of Love occurred during the summer of 1967. A new exhibit at the de Young Museum celebrates its […]

Filled with steak, lettuce and cilantro, the tacos de carne asada offer a fresh taste and delicious flavor, although they are price for teenagers at a cost of $15 for three tacos.

Tamal delivers delicious, pricey Mexican cuisine to Fairfax

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Marin’s new Mexican restaurant Tamal made it clear that it was not a restaurant for teenagers the minute a friend and I walked through the doors clad in shorts and tank tops. The look of bewilderment on the host’s face as he realized we wanted to eat dinner illustrated the more high-end atmosphere of the […]

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Wise Sons wows with gourmet pizza bagel

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I spend a lot of my time eating bagels. I’d consider them one of my favorite foods and with Larkspur Landing soon to adopt its newest bagel shop, Wise Sons Bagelry, I had to try their sister bagelry on Fillmore and Geary. A new Larkspur location is set to open in the coming months, and […]

Staring triumphantly out at her bamboo forest home, Mei Mei climbs a tree for the first time.

“Born In China” presents layered meaning through vivid imagery

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Ya Ya, a giant panda, gazes adoringly at her daughter Mei Mei who is nestled among the fluffy black and white fur of her belly. Mei Mei yawns, showing her tiny, pink, toothless mouth and scrunching up her eyes. The mother and daughter exist in tranquility in a lush bamboo forest that, in the fall, […]

OVERLOOKING THE SAN Francisco Bay, Ring Mountain offers beautiful views and landscape and is more suited for beginning hikers.

Beauty in the Bay: exploring the best trails in Marin

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As the spring returns, and the sun reappears, for many, so does the incentive to get outside and explore. One of the easiest, most accessible ways to enjoy Marin’s beautiful landscapes and weather is to hike. The Bark ventured off on the trails in order to find the best spots to hike in Marin. Mount […]

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Lamar simultaneously impresses and disappoints fans in long-awaited ‘DAMN.’

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Kendrick Lamar’s new album, “DAMN.” places him in uncharted territory as a hip-hop superstar. While he has long been heralded as the best rapper alive, he never dominated the billboard chart. Then “HUMBLE” dropped. And the streams for “DAMN.” were released. Now Kendrick is not only the best rapper alive, but also the most popular […]

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Movie adaptation of satirical novel does not come full circle

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“We are not meant to know everything, Mae. Did you ever think that perhaps our minds are delicately calibrated between the known and the unknown? That our souls need the mysteries of night and the clarity of day?” said Mercer, the seemingly paranoid ex-boyfriend of protagonist Mae Holland in Dave Eggers’ satirical novel, “The Circle.” […]